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08-23-2019 07:12 PM
Re: 83 Rampage project

1983 Dodge Rampage (Canadian Direct Connection Edition)Edit
In 1983, a select number of Dodge dealerships in Canada offered a special edition Rampage, which was only available for one year. The trucks were part of a short run at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario and were fitted with numerous appearance upgrades from Chrysler's Direct Connection parts catalog. A special plate was mounted next to the standard build plate of each truck that read "Special Order - Direct Connection". Available in only three colors ("Graphic Red", "Snow White" and black), the Canadian DC Rampages were loaded with Direct Connection goodies, which included a front spoiler (Shelby-style), special extended-length side sirts, fiberglass tonneau cover (with integrated spoiler), orange and red stripe package with DC logos, roof wing, cast aluminum valve cover and a chrome air cleaner box. Some of the Canadian DC Rampages made their way to the U.S. where they were used for publicity purposes. A "Graphic Red" example was given away in a national contest while a "Snow White" version was photographed for the 1984 Direct Connection catalog alongside Carroll Shelby.
08-23-2019 06:58 PM
Re: 83 Rampage project

Good luck with your project! Sounds like you've done quite a bit, eh?

I've got 2 years on mine, most of it sitting in my gravel driveway with a tarp, working on it as I can. Now sitting in my shed, still working on it as I can! My daughters joke that mine is my 3rd wife (2 exes) since I spend so much time on it. Shoot, it might as well be a wife, costs me as much and gives me as much trouble, LOL.

Yeah, get that puppy going! Would like to see what you've done. Try to post some pics in your "Garage" if able!
08-23-2019 06:38 PM
83 Rampage project

Good evening from just outside Ottawa Canada. I cannot post any pictures, but I will tell you of my project.
83 Rampage Special Edition Direct Connection. with fairings etc
Motor is an 87 turbo 1, 0 miles on motor, picked it up as a new crate motor. Installed mp COMPUTER, mp INTERCOOLER,mp 20+ INJECTORS , rewired car to accept turbo 1, installed MP Autometer gauges in dash, Dawes device to build, MP oil/water cooler, adjustable blow off valve, rebuilt tranny unfortunately it is the gas tranny not a turbo 465? anyway for now... G body brakes from 85 Lazer, Dr Jacobs electronic ignition package, butler racing seat for driver, fibreglass bucket for passenger, Simpson racing belts, MP motor mounts, sway bar upgrade, poly bushings, 1 1/2 " rear shackle lengthen for nose down look, need yet to fabricate exhaust, want to install secondary rad fan, need yet to obtain/install remote filter and possible obtain/aux oil cooler, need to obtain/install egt gauge, need 4 tires, need to obtain/install hood scoop as intercooler comes thru the hood, need to fabricate bobble strut and mount, zillions of little things. It does start and run but less than 1/2 hour and now has been sitting on stands as life goes by and spouses go by and money goes by, but I am getting older and need to get this puppy going. So there it is, my project.

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